SSU without Baxter for crunch games


The Brit has been advised by Matsatsantsa’s medical team to seek specialist treatment for an unconfirmed ailment, which saw the coach in great discomfort during his side’s Nedbank Cup quarter-final win over Kaizer Chiefs on Saturday.

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SuperSport have since confirmed the news via a post on their official Facebook page, with assistant coach Kaitano Tembo to take charge for their Absa Premiership crunch games against Bidvest Wits on Tuesday and a rematch against Amakhosi at the weekend.

The full statement from SuperSport read:

SuperSport United Head Coach Stuart Baxter will miss his team's fixtures this week after being admitted for emergency medical treatment on Monday.

Baxter (63) was advised by the team's medical department to seek specialist medical advice after battling with some health issues over the last few days and suffered significant discomfort throughout Matsatsantsa’s exciting Nedbank Cup quarter-final victory against Kaizer Chiefs on Saturday.

Baxter will miss both SuperSport United’s crucial league matches this week, first against Bidvest Wits on Tuesday evening in Johannesburg and then Kaizer Chiefs in Nelspruit on Saturday night.

In his absence, Assistant Coach and former Matsatsantsa captain, Kaitano Tembo will stand in as caretaker coach.

We wish Stuart a speedy recovery